Abdullah of Saudi Arabia

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Allah says [in the Koran]: "If they repent before you overcome them, you should know that Allah is forgiving and merciful."...we are opening the door of forgiveness[...] and acceptance of Islamic law, to all who have strayed and committed a crime in the name of religion...Everyone who belongs to this group that has wronged itself who has not yet been apprehended in terrorist operations – we offer them a chance to return to Allah...Anyone who accepts this and surrenders of his own free will...will be treated according to the law of Allah.

Abdullah bin Abd al-Aziz Al Saud (born 1924) is the current king of Saudi Arabia, having succeeded his brother Fahd bin Abdul Aziz on 1 August 2005.

Sourced[edit]

  • "Fanaticism and extremism cannot grow on an earth whose soil is embedded in the spirit of tolerance, moderation, and balance. Good governance can eliminate injustice, destitution and poverty." [1]
  • "The real blame should be directed at us, the leaders of the Arab nation". King Abdullah criticizes his fellow Middle East leaders for not resolving the Arab conflict.[1]
  • The Jewish holy book called for "an eye for an eye and did not say an eye for the eyes of a whole city."[2]
  • "When the Head is Rotten, It Affects the Whole Body"[3]
  • "Cut off the head of the snake"[4]

Conflict in Iraq[edit]

  • In beloved Iraq, blood is flowing between brothers, in the shadow of an illegitimate foreign occupation, and abhorrent sectarianism threatens a civil war.

Unity of Muslims[edit]

Arab League Summit 2003[edit]

Interfaith dialogue[edit]

  • "We state with a unified voice that religions through which Almighty God sought to bring happiness to mankind should not be turned into instruments to cause misery," **Saudi king promotes tolerance at U.N. forum November 2008

Last chance to terrorists[edit]

  • Allah says [in the Koran]: "If they repent before you overcome them, you should know that Allah is forgiving and merciful."...we are opening the door of forgiveness[...] and acceptance of Islamic law, to all who have strayed and committed a crime in the name of religion...Everyone who belongs to this group that has wronged itself who has not yet been apprehended in terrorist operations – we offer them a chance to return to Allah...Anyone who accepts this and surrenders of his own free will...will be treated according to the law of Allah.

About Abdullah[edit]

  • For six years you have been running away, fearing confrontation. Let me assure you that you shouldn’t be afraid. After six years, it has become clear that the lie stands behind you and the grave stands before you. You were created by Britain, and you are protected by America.

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